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    Next week is going to be a very expensive week for me it seems, had the vec booked in thursday to have the wheel alinement done, and the mechanic there asked me if i had felt the car was lacking power and juddering at low speeds...turns out i need new swirl pots, inlet manifold and the egr valve cleaning...oh deep joy....what do you all think of £569...all in inc vat to have it all done....genuine vx parts

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    bump...i really could do with your opinions here.

    thanks

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    Price sounds about right for a stealers , Had swirl and manifold done 6 months ago but would say ring a couple of stealers first and get a quote for the work as I found the price £100 ish cheaper from the first quote .

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    thats not from a stealers, thats the price i got for parts labour and VAT at the ETB garage in kiddy....tried all the stealers in the area and the lowest price i got quoted was £780 all in

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    Quote Originally Posted by veccyjim View Post
    Next week is going to be a very expensive week for me it seems, had the vec booked in thursday to have the wheel alinement done, and the mechanic there asked me if i had felt the car was lacking power and juddering at low speeds...turns out i need new swirl pots, inlet manifold and the egr valve cleaning...oh deep joy....what do you all think of £569...all in inc vat to have it all done....genuine vx parts
    If your Avatar link details are correct/up to date and you do have the 1.9 120 engine, AIUI your engine doesn't have Swirl Valves in the manifold, it's the 8 valve version. Only the 16V 150 engine has the Swirl Valves. From your mods, you appear to know a lot but I can't help thinking the place you took it to doesn't.

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    lol doh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete B View Post
    If your Avatar link details are correct/up to date and you do have the 1.9 120 engine, AIUI your engine doesn't have Swirl Valves in the manifold, it's the 8 valve version. Only the 16V 150 engine has the Swirl Valves. From your mods, you appear to know a lot but I can't help thinking the place you took it to doesn't.


    Don't the later 120's have 16v engines? I'm sure I've read that on here previously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruit'n'nut View Post
    Don't the later 120's have 16v engines? I'm sure I've read that on here previously.
    I remember that too, but his is a pre-face so surely won't have the swirls.

    Anyway, I can beat that for an "expensive week" my 150 is in this week for a new DMF and clutch

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    Remove and clean the egr valve yourself refit it and see if the car runs any better before you part with £500+

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    i have a 58 plate 1.9 120 zaffy, and it has the 8v lump
    i didnt know they made a 16v 120

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